The Language of Power, Fear and Emptiness

To create a dependency dynamic between him and the electorate, Bush describes the nation as being in a perpetual state of crisis and then attempts to convince the electorate that it is powerless and that he is the only one with the strength to deal with it. He attempts to persuade people they must transfer power to him, thus crushing the power of the citizen, the Congress, the Democratic Party, to concentrate all power in the imperial presidency and the Republican Party.

Rank Divides America

By breaking the taboo on discussing rank, giving this kind of abuse and discrimination a name and revealing its costs, we can anticipate that the tacit social consensus that supports rankism will unravel. Like the members of other identity groups, victims of rankism can then be expected to join forces and make themselves heard.